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The Grand Palace

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Banglamphu
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Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
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+66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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08:30 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Bangkok's famous palace complex was built in 1782 and features several...

Bangkok's famous palace complex was built in 1782 and features several magnificent buildings including Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which contains a beautiful Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century.

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Very well kept breath taking palace. Visit very early or late in the day. Men need to wear long pants or can hire them (but queues are long) and women need proper long sleeves... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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North West, United Kingdom
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North West, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very well kept breath taking palace. Visit very early or late in the day. Men need to wear long pants or can hire them (but queues are long) and women need proper long sleeves tops not a shawl (again shirts can be hired). Very impressive, would visit again!

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is definitely a worthwhile place to visit, but you cannot access any interiors. Plus, given that Thailand is in mourning due to the death of their king, this area is swarming with people and police. Be prepared to wait and be patient with the crowds. Once the mourning period has ended and the new monarch installed, visiting the palace... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everyone should go to the Grand Palace if they visit Bangkok. I stayed at the Royal Orchid Sheraton which was very nice and conveniently located along the river. The public boats were easy to use, getting to the Grand Palace was just a short boat ride away. The palace compound is huge with lots of beautiful aspects to the site.... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you like nice buildings, statues etc it is worth a visit. There is a lot of waiting in lines, crowds of people standing still trying to get a selfie/photo, and entry and exit points for tourists and locals are different and very confusing. The Grand Palace is extremely humid and hot with all the people, buildings blocking wind flow,... More 

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely worth the visit and the money, one of the best place to understand various thai architecture styles.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So currently due to the death of the king there are hundreds and hundreds oh Thais coming to the palace in big busses to pray and pay homage. To get into the palace, walk around the perimeter until you see the road blocked off with a metal detector checkpoint. That's where you start. Then keep walking until you see a... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a grand palace no doubt, however it doesn't offer any indoor views of the place complex. You get to see everything from the outside which is a bit of a turn-off since the ticket is 500 baht per person. The trip includes view of the emerald buddha, some statues and the palace from the outside only.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a trip as very impressive , was very busy though as a popular destination for tourists ..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here an it was really busy was a bit gutted as wasn't to much we could see but palace looked lovely so did surrounding temples. Even though this type of thing aint what I'd usually do it was nice an very different I enjoyed seeing them

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can’t skip this one, we loved it. Just expect lots and lots of tourist, because this is one of the main attractions of Bangkok. Before you get in, you will find some locals trying to sell you “sarongs” but the ticket includes one, so no need for to get one. The buildings are beautiful and here’s where the famous... More 

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Banglamphu
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.
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